Senior Eating Disorders Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an opportunity to work as a Senior Eating Disorders Practitioner, in a small, multi-disciplinary community team. The successful post-holder will hold a caseload of clients with moderate to severe Eating Disorders, delivering high quality talking interventions and co-ordinating the care of severely ill clients. they will also provide supervision to Band 6 staff and take part in service development, including ensuring good clinical governance.

The service is currently undergoing an expansion as a part of the wider Community Mental health Transformation, which means that the post will provide opportunities to work in new ways with our clients, prioritising early intervention, easier access to treatments, expanded group work and working with carers. It is an exciting time to be joining CWP Eating Disorders.

Main duties of the job

- Holding a caseload of clients with moderate to severe eating disorders.

- Assessing clients and delivering talking interventions, as well as identifying and managing complications arising from Disordered Eating.

- Delivering clinical supervision to band 6 staff.

- Working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure good quality care to clients with an eating disorder.

- Liaising with other providers and stakeholders to ensure safe and effective treatment.

- Attending the Clinical Network Meeting and partaking in service development and clinical governance initiatives.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registration (with NMC,HPC) or Accreditation with BACP or equivalent body
  • Professional training to degree level or its equivalent e.g. RMN, OT, Dip SW
  • Relevant Post Graduate Qualification, such as Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Cognitive Analytical Therapy or an equivalent modality
Knowledge & Expertise Essential
  • Knowledge of NICE Guidelines and other guidance /policy documents influencing Eating Disorder Service Delivery
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • Skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing clinically sensitive information to service users, their families, carers and other professionals with and outside the NHS
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to foster good inter-team/ interagency working relationships
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in Mental Health post qualification /accreditation
  • Ability to carry and maintain own caseload
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment
  • Experience with difficult to engage service users with complex needs requiring skilled interventions and care co-ordination
  • Experience of working with people with Eating Disorders

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